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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 14, 2006 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Jerry would certainly want to celebrate Weir's Birthday weekend (he turns 59 on Monday, 16th) so in Jerry's spirit I would like to offer a fellow follower of Jerry my extra copy of an unopened Dick's Pick #3. (Pembroke Pines, FL: 1977-05-22) It would be much too easy to say "first one to reply gets it," so if you are interested please write a creative post as to why you would like to have this Bobby B-day gift courtesy of Jerry. (I must admit extra points will go to those who never had a chance to see Jerry in concert.) -- I will enlist the aid of the Pranksters, Wanderers, and fellow Space Travelers of this Forum to help select the recipient of this classic Jerry show (it contains a unique transition between Wharf Rat and Terrapin Station -- "unique" for what did not happen during the transition.....) The winner will be announced on Monday as Weir turns the corner and heads towards 60! --- AshesRising

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2006-10-14 16:19:18

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 14, 2006 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

...this is perfect! You guys are going straight to my heart...you know me too well without even meeting me..

Max: one man's "obsession" is another man's devotion! - I say you are devoted rather than obsessed and that's very cool in my highly subjective stratosphere. Do you have Jerry's "Shoreline" DVD? (Just FYI: I walked out of DSO after about five songs....never to return)

OtimmytuckerO: ...well, for you it seems as if May does contain all the elements of this trip called "Life." Sweet ending to the post...my "Lady with a Fan" fairly "laughed" at me and then vanished in the air....(Do you have "Downhill from Here" DVD?)

harold920: ..sorry to hear about your experience in my hometown. (if I recall correctly, Jerry was in really, really tough shape those nights in '86...Feb. maybe?)...either I or one of the our brethren here in the forum should be able to right that wrong from twenty years ago. (Thanks for the link to the story about Weir....Jerry will let us all know the story behind the story!)

Hey stilldead77: - thanks for the offer to help. These dudes help restore hope that the Spirit is gonna be alive and well for another generation...
I'll be touch - AshesRising
(hey direwolf0701: are you with me on this?.. hope the leg is doin' alright; I know this cold weather doesn't help. Peace.)

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Oct 14, 2006 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

I have my score card all ready to go...

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Oct 15, 2006 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone


Hey, this is awesome, I've been trying to find a way to introduce myself without starting a new thread. I got into GD sometime in 1986, my sophmore year of high school. First show 3-24-88, Atlanta, which is where I still live. Travelled to some shows in the late eighties/early nineties, mostly in the southeast, although I was fortunate enough to make Alpine '89. During this time I traded tapes, naturally, never had a huge collection, but loved what I had.

I haven't listened to the Dead nearly as much during the last ten years, off exploring other things, but now I'm coming back into the fold and building a collection of digital shows. Sadly, I seeme to've missed the download boat, and I'm trying to suss out how people are trading digital these days (I have to go digital for practical purposes, like many others, I'm sure). Anyway, I bought a 250 gig external hard drive, and have pretty much exhausted the gdl- site. So-- I'm happy to be here. Give the Dick's Picks to someone with a better story, and any light people might be able to shed on trading/ways to proceed is much appreciated.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 15, 2006 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Hey: mind if I ask the origin of "blacklatenight?" ...I suggest you create a new post with the background you provided here and ask the question about downloading, trading, etc. I still screw-up downloading "torrents," etc and since I use a work laptop I need to be careful not to mess with it too much. Are you familiar with the "nugs.net" site? - There is a section called "free stash" that is a genuine blessing.
http://stash.nugs.net/stash.asp?cmd=shows&artist=1
If I may be so bold as to make a recommendation: Winterland, 1973-11-11, Dark Star - nectar from the Gods w/out any of that "feedback" stuff my old head can't handle anymore
Another site is called "Lossless Legs" for torrents but I don't use it for reasons mentioned above (work, incompetence, etc.) Web site: http://www.shnflac.net
Anyway, as you have already discovered, there are a lot of great souls on this Forum and they are very willing to help so I suggest you create a new post and submit your request for info -- I'm sure you will get some really high-quality responses.
..so do you want "in" in the DP#3 offer? -- Keep in Touch, - AshesRising

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Oct 15, 2006 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

ahesrising--
Don't mind you asking at all, but my handle's actually black-lake-light. And its origins are esoteric and mysterious. Here goes--I like blacklight, see, but my experience has been that so do a lot of others, so "blacklight" is usually spoken for. But--and this is where I get 'em, see--I like lakes, too, especially lakes at night, which rhymes, you guessed it, with light. So I just slipped a lake there in the middle and--voila.

Kidding aside, thanks for the welcome and suggestions. I'll start a post with my DL/trading questions. And arbuthnot, you're right, it WAS a good show, and a good scene, one of the last years you could camp in the lot. Sadly, they tore down the Omni several years ago. I remember walking back to my friends dorm barefoot through the projects next day and only ONE dealer asking if we needed to cop. Guess we looked like we were still doing fine!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 15, 2006 6:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Perfect! -- thank you for the in-sight. Sorry I got it wrong but it obviously passed through the filter of my mind (a nocturnal animal that goes out for a walk around 3:00am whenever possible...) - Thanks again, - AshesRising

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 15, 2006 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Well, welcome to the madness. But i am replying to your post to say that, at least in my opinion, your first show was an excellent one, and a very sweet memory of mine. Of course, like much from those years (and before), my brain just doesn't have the automatic recall it once did. And even though looking over the setlist today, it's not so standout as some others i attended, but i can only say that while at the show, i didn't in the end much care what they played. That show really sparkled and i was just glad to be there. What i do remember is heading to the show from the hotel (we walked and so it must have been near the Omni) after ingesting some fun stuff, and walking through this mall, right as it was kicking in. Anyway, i stopped into this shop i think to ask directions and all i remember is that whatever the lady said, i just couldn't help but laugh. Whatever she must have thought. However, the people of Atlanta were very nice, very welcoming, and they treated this northern fool like a lost son. Cheers!

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Oct 15, 2006 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

AshesRising: I have not seen JGB Shoreline! just googled it, and just realized that there are even JGB commercial release DVD's. Going to have to pick some up :) Only last week did I listen to my first jgb ever, and its really smooth. I listened to the Pure Jerry Sampler at nugs.net free stash, and it was real smooth, everything was, even though the dates were scattered. I especially liked the keystone jam and cats under the stars. I'm going to get onto listening to some jgb right now :P

-max

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Poster: yellowbear Date: Oct 14, 2006 7:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

O.K.
I'm not going to tell you how long I've been a head....
My copy of DP3 is no longer. Disc one is in fragments at the hands of an X girl friend , Disc two was in my car until a freak snowstorm happend in the middle of september and my friend used it to scrape the ice off of my windshield. Sorry but true...

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 14, 2006 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Hey yellowbear: mind if I ask where the moniker comes from or is it self-evident? It's amazing how this particular "Sugaree" seems to bring out the best in all of us!!! ...must admit that even if the ice-scraper story is fiction it's definitely worth the price of admission into this poppy field. (If the story is true you must admit that your friend gets some points for thinking outside the cd box...) Good Luck and enjoy Weir's B-day weekend, - Ashes

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Poster: harold920 Date: Oct 14, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

I would like to get in on this. My first Jerry show was at the Orpheum in Boston in 1986. It was an acoustic show with John Kahn. What made show memorable was trying to get tickets from a scalper. I told some people that they could trust me. I got ripped off and had to pay out of my pocket the money the others had lost. I did manage to get inside, but it was a very expensive show.

I also saw him at the Target Center in Minneapolis in 1991. I went with my wife (now ex). I ran into my brother who told me that my other two brothers were at the show as well. In honor of Bob's birthday, The Minneapolis StarTribune is running a nice piece on him, his wife, and in-laws.

http://www.startribune.com/217/story/739146.html

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Poster: markduffer Date: Oct 14, 2006 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Ashes here's my shot -

While I've been a fan since 1976 my only chance to see the boys was in the summer of '78 or '79 (the experts will know).
My buddy and I scored tickets for the New Haven Colisuem. We dutifilly took 2 tabs of primo windowpane an hour before the show and headed to our seats. After about an hour wait it's announced that Jerry is in a diabetic coma - no show. So there we are Trickin' with no place to Row. We ended up scarfing at a McDonald's, sitting in the paprking lot blasting so of his 73 boots.

Never got to see them, so would love tp herar that 77 show.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 14, 2006 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Hey markduffer: sorry, but I didn't fully understand - when was Jerry's coma? The Boys seemed to have some primo shows in New Haven..coulda been the influence of the chem lab at Yale... - AshesRising

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Poster: markduffer Date: Oct 15, 2006 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

With regard to Jerry's coma, that was the announcement made from the stage that night. Guess their could have been any number of reasons he could not go on.

I stand by my story.

Markduffer

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 15, 2006 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

hey markduffer: man, I cannot imagine what you felt to have that show canceled, especially since you had already taken "flight." -- ..I had just discovered them the month before your unfortunate experience in the "Nut-sugar-megs" State!! (I think the state motto is the "Nutmeg State"...) At least you had the '73 boots to ease the disappointment....
Hey, did you see my post a few weeks ago about Ken Kesey's (RIP) official web site (his son takes care of it)? --- you can get sheets of blotter art (obviously without the Vitamin "enhancement"). Here's the link:
http://www.key-z.com/
--- I'll be in touch, - AshesRising

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Oct 14, 2006 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

If memory serves, Jerry's coma was early-mid-1986. I always liked the AUD recording of the "comeback" concert (12/15/86). The crowd's reaction to Jerry on Candyman & Touch of Gray really helps make the show & the experience. I will survive indeed.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 14, 2006 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

hey mudcatbluez: thanks for responding and supporting DP #3. .. I don't understand how "md" is bridging late '70's east coast Dead with Jerry's '86 coma....Jerry's quote about the "Touch" opener in his first show back from nevereverland: "..there wasn't a dry eye in the place.."
Hey, did you ever see the post about a month ago called "The Dead song you really, really tried to love?" (http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=69216) -- I'm the brainless one who responded with "Sugaree"...yeah, I know, it's pathetic. This Pembroke Pines version cured that temporary insanity rather quickly. What do you think of the transition between "Wharf Rat" and "Terrapin Station?"...talk about "getting up and flying away!!!" - it's perfect! - Later, - AshesRising

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Oct 15, 2006 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

I missed the thread you were talking about, though I went back in this morning and gave it a peak. A pretty good exchange--it's almost like an AA meeting when you have this tearful new fella suddenly blurting out his shame--"My name's Cecil & I've always hated Scarlet>Fire...(sob)"
Me, I've always dug Scarlet>Fire but there's been several songs that took a bit longer to set their hooks. Lost Sailor still doesn't do it for me. It took a while for me to get into Terrapin, Brown-Eyed Women, and Jack Straw, though I've most assuredly reformed my ways since then--flat-out love em now.
I was ambivalent over Sugaree for the first few years I was jamming the Dead but it did manage to just blow me away before I was too far gone...wish I could remember the cut that did it for me. It's a life-staple for me now. I've come to think of this kind of like I look at the blues, that we don't really "get" what's going on until life, our hearts & souls, etc. have seasoned to the point where we're truly hearing what's being laid down. For me it took a while to understand how/that music emotes even more clearly than a shout or a tear--Sugaree's great for that.
The only cut that I ever made an effort to avoid has been Space. (sorry) All props to Phil and all, but I just can't Usually it meant I was heading for the bathrooms or the FF button. ...Tho one of my favorite show moments (I think it was Worcester 10/83) was during Space. From aloft came this electronic shriek and three wigging folks literally hit the deck in a panic in front of me. Not quite what Phil, etc. were intending...but I somehow think they'd've loved having it on a blooper reel.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Oct 15, 2006 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

11-25-78 new haven,ct cancelled due to jerry;s throat condition according to my trusty crumpled deadbase volume number 9....they played new haven earlier in the year 5-10-78,no cancelled show for new haven in 79,played 10-25-79.

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Poster: markduffer Date: Oct 15, 2006 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Thanks for the clarification. That makes sense since I would have been home from school for Thanksgiving.

MD

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 16, 2006 12:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

mark: I just found this video of "Jack Straw" from the night before the New Haven non-show:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=intjkWpxGGc
(make sure you got some good spyware, etc. running on your machine before accessing YouTube stuff) -- I haven't had a chance to check and see if there are other tunes from that evening but I thought you may be interested in this one - Ashes

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Oct 14, 2006 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Count me in as a judge.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Oct 14, 2006 2:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

I don't feel I deserve it as much as others, and I feel quite greedy and full of myself posting this.. :)
but....
I feel I am qualified because I am just getting into the Dead. in 2 weeks I'll have been listening to these guys for 6 months now, and these past six months 97% of what i listened was gd. (im not saying thats a good thing either) Also I heard a piece of that pembroke pine's show, and the sugaree was phenominal! I end up listening to it at least twice a week.

EDIT: and i'm completely obsessed with them. i have every commercially available DVD, books, posters in my room, many of my usernames and passwords are grateful dead related, jerry is my inspiration for guitar, i have some gd shirts, i almost cried when i couldnt see dark star orchestra, i am fumed with anger that "Cubensis" is playing near me, but at a 21 and up bar =/


-Max =)



This post was modified by Max Chorak on 2006-10-14 21:38:48

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Poster: OtimmytuckerO Date: Oct 14, 2006 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Ashesrising,
Thank you for the offer, here goes my shot...
I'll start off by saying that I fall under the category of never seeing our beloved friend Jerry in concert due to circumstances beyond my control (born in '84, parents weren't "heads"). My first show was "The Dead" in Vernon, NY June '03, 2 more since then (once on Jerry's b-day- SPAC '04) and have seen a hand full of Ratdog shows, and my first Phil show this summer!
I beilieve I would be a good choice to recieve this gift from Jerry on Bob's B-day because '77 is amongst my favorite years of the dead's playing, esp. the run in May, I managed to obtain a few of those shows while they were available on archive (05/08-AWESOME). This particular month is also special to me because i was born on May 17, my mom (R.I.P.) on the 18th, my 2 sisters on the 4th, and 20th (busy month)!
This recording would also be my first (official) Dick's Picks of my collection. I would cherish and crank this show for years to come, no questions asked. You know its gonna be a good night when they open with "The Music Never Stopped" oh ya, and who has seen my Lady with a Fan???


Hope ya got through all that!...thanx for the consideration

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 16, 2006 1:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Hey OtimmytuckerO: thanks a lot for taking your time to share your history and your thoughts on the Forum. Send me an email with your contact info:
jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com

I look forward to following-up with you off-line, - Ashes

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 21, 2006 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

so this is the winner chosen, correct? Just keeping score!
: )

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 21, 2006 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Tom Mack: .yeah, there were winners on many levels which is normal when Jerry's Spirit is the guiding inspiration. There were no losers. I created a new post with their names since posts tend to drop off the Forum as new posts are created. It was nice to see new names who had been around the Forum but hadn't posted yet, but it was even more rewarding to hear their stories. -- felt like I was back on tour for a couple of days. --- AshesRising

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 22, 2006 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Did you send an e-mail to my hotail with your details? I did not see it- perhaps for some reason it went into the spam folder- write me at thomasm@adrearubin.com so I can send you at least a partial list of what I now have graded

some highlights include low gen audience of

6/30/85
89 Warlock shows
7/12/90
7/7/87
4-28-71 POrtland/Bangor?- magnificent
3/21/86

4/16/83 Meadowlands B quality
11-3-84

this is but a small portion- all A quality except as noted- i can tell you more privately for now

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 22, 2006 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Liamfinnegan: Thank you. It was many months ago so I can't remember here-and-now. I will follow-up in about one week; I need to take care of some items that I promised others going back to June so I don't deserve to receive anything until I fulfill those promises. Thanks a lot, though, and I will certainly follow-up the moment after I complete my overdue committments. --- AshesRising
"Give yourself unto the light
Gladly
Have no fear
It gave you life
The only thing it has to give
And your time will come
When your work is done
When your work is done."
("Children's Lament" - Robert Hunter, copyright 1990 and earlier)

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Oct 14, 2006 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

I've been jammin my DP3 since I came across this thread earlier on. I'm not looking to "enter the contest." Rather, I just gotta say that remains one of the SICKEST Sugarees out there. It alone is worth the effort of a stellar post. Sprinkle on that Help>Slipknot>Franklin's jam and you got some nasty stuff going on with this disc.
So weigh in, folks. A great DP show!

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 14, 2006 11:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weir's Birthday weekend....a Jerry gift for someone

Jerry had some bouts with laryngitis in 1978. The 1-8-78 show from southern California has Bobby and Donna doing all of the singing. Several shows were canceled immediately after the Capitol Theatre 11-24-78 radio broadcast; because Garcia's problems were much worse the second time.

The diabetic coma came at the end of the Summer 1986 tour, and they started playing in December again...